The sci-fi series is slated to premiere on CBS All-Access on April 1 with two episodes, with more to follow on April 11, and weekly releases every Thursday. While it hasn’t been revealed who Rogen’s character will be or what episode he’ll appear in, the series launch happening on April Fool’s Day may imply that the first episodes will be humorous.
Rogen joins a fairly notable list of names who are set to act in the Rod Serling revival, which aired from 1959 to 1964. Peele will host the show, which will feature stars like Adam Scott, Greg Kinnear, Ike Barinholtz, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Steven Yeun, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cho, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Rhea Seehorn, Jessica Williams, and DeWanda Wise.
CBS' recently shared the first trailer for the television show, which was a montage of peculiar and eerie scenes from the forthcoming series—and like the original, Peele’s redux will also employ fictional settings and speculative situations to explore current events and human nature.
As host, Peele will provide introductory narration before each story, much in the same way creator/writer Serling did decades before. Peele is also the new series’ executive producer.